As a major event facility, The Contra Costa Event Park has been monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. “There is no higher priority than the safety of our Fairgrounds family, patrons, vendors, promoters and sponsors at the Contra Costa Event Park,” says Joe Brengle, CEO Contra Costa County Event Park.
Brengle and the CC Event Park Board of Directors met last week and unanimously voted to cancel the 2020 Contra Costa County Fair scheduled for May 14 – 17.
Youth livestock exhibitors of the county, who have been working to show and auction animals at the fair, may be the individuals most affected by the cancellation. Because of that, the Fair Board did approve letting a committee of Contra Costa County 4H and FFA parents work on a Youth Fair where these youth livestock exhibitors could show and auction their animals. The Fair Board agreed to provide support to this committee as needed.
If the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Contra Costa County Health Department, or the Governor of California lengthen the current restrictions and orders, it is possible that a Youth Fair will not take place. Dates for the Youth Fair have yet to be determined.
The Fair Board wishes to thank the community for its continued support during these challenging times.
Mark your calendars for the 2021 Contra Costa County Fair May 13 – 16. For more information about the county fair, go to www.contracostafair.com